How to Take Better Photos w/ Google HDR+ Camera APK!

For those of you who want to take better photos with your Android smartphone, you can now use the full power of Google Camera HDR+ with a modded version of Google HDR+ Camera APK.  Now, this modded version ONLY works on devices running Snapdragon 820, 821, and 835.  That means you can use it on Samsung devices like Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, Note 7, and Note 8 with Snapdragon processor.  Exynos models are not supported yet.  Also this Google HDR+ Camera APK works on stock and rooted phones, no root required!  For LG, you should work on LG G5, G6, V20, and V30.  If you have a phone you are not sure about, you can try googling its specs first.  I’ve tested the APK on my Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, and V20, all of them work GREAT!

So, the biggest question of the day, does it really improve your photos with Google HDR+ Camera?

(Note 8 Native vs. Pixel 2 HDR+)

(Note 8 w/ Google HDR+ Camera vs. Pixel 2 HDR+)

(LG V30 Native vs. Pixel 2 HDR+)

(LG V30 w/ Google HDR+ Camera vs. Pixel 2 HDR+)

Hell yes.  I was able to improve my low-light shots(especially ones with blown highlights) by a mile.  All my photos taken with HDR+ have more detail, less noise, and blown highlights were exposed properly while Samsung and LG native camera failed to keep up.  You can take a look at the results of my low-light test between Pixel 2 vs. Note 8 vs. LG V30 also.  With the Google HDR+ Camera, you will be able to maximize your phone’s camera especially in low-light or situations where high dynamic range(lots of light and dark) is required.

How to install?

Simply download the Google HDR+ Camera APK (Direct Download Link) then install.   You may have to check “Unknown Sources” ON if you haven’t yet as this is an APK file.

Once installed, simply run the Google Camera app and make sure HDR+ is set to “ON” at all times.  Start taking some photos and compare how much better the Google HDR+ Camera does in certain situations.  Enjoy and leave your experiences below, thx!

Credits – XDA

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1 Response

  1. Mike Kansgen says:

    You are the man, Sir! I love the work you do and thank you for this HDR+ camera headsup.

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